Director of Finance and Operations

Kigali, Rwanda or Boston, USA

MASS is seeking a Director of Finance & Operations who brings a systems-oriented, innovative and visionary approach to the organization’s senior leadership. We’re looking for someone who is as inspired as we are by our mission of furthering justice and human dignity through design.

As a member of the senior management team and primary liaison to the board of directors’ finance committee, the Director will be involved in a range of strategic planning and internal initiatives, including leading the prioritization of unrestricted resources that align with the mission and overall business objectives. She or he will develop tools/systems to provide critical financial & operational information and advice to various stakeholders, as well as ensure the integrity of MASS’ financial information, systems and strategies. 

From a financial perspective, the Director will lead the development and review of individual project budgets, as well as the overall organization’s P&L and forecasts.  She or he will continuously evaluate short and long-term financial objectives and provide recommendations to strategically enhance performance and business opportunities.

From an operations perspective, the Director will implement the infrastructure & systems needed to support strategic objectives. She or he will be responsible for the oversight of administrative systems including information technology, human resources, and physical infrastructure. She or he will continually evaluate industry best practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities.

This executive will have direct management responsibility for a global staff of six, which includes an Accounting Manager, a Finance Manager, a People Operations Manager, two Office/Operations Managers, and a Director of Business Development. With two main offices in Boston, USA and Kigali, Rwanda the Director could be principally based in either office and will be required to spend several weeks a year working with the team in whichever location they are not based.


Finance/Budgeting and Strategy

The Director will develop, refine, and steward the tools and communications necessary to lead MASS’s effective strategic financial management and growth. She or he will review and approve monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials. Additionally, Director will be constantly developing analytics and workflows that enable project managers to be more successful. She or he will oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, cash flow and coordination of audit activities as well as accounts payable and receivable.

The executive will lead the management of the MASS Catalyst Fund of unrestricted resources and develop strategies for engaging principals in its strategic deployment, maximizing financial, social and internal returns on investment. She or he will regularly engage the Director of Business Development to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections as well as support the Senior Director of Development/Narrative to develop proactive reporting and compliance for philanthropic contributions and grants.


The Director will serve as a partner in the continued push for operational innovation that supports an inspiring international work environment. She or he will have overall responsibility for recruitment of staff. In addition, she or he must evaluate and improve MASS’s human resource system to optimize for a complex multi-national and nonprofit structure, while providing maximum support to a diverse team.


The Director will have diverse prior experience in the majority if not all of these areas. Working knowledge of architectural and engineering firms would be helpful, but not mandatory. Nonprofit experience is a plus, with a strong preference for someone who has operated in a fast growing, start-up environment and successfully led initiatives of transition and change management.


  • Competitive compensation
  • 401K with employer match, generous healthcare, and leave
  • Location: Boston, MA or Kigali, Rwanda